Acquisition of Upper Filiorum Property
On December 7, 2009, the South Coast Chapter Board of Directors voted to contribute $10,500 from the operating account towards the acquisition of Upper Filiorum, the last remaining available open space to complete the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve.
The purchase price for the 190-acre property was $6.5 million. The California Coastal Conservancy provided $5.5 million, and the City of Rancho Palos Verdes provided $600,000. The balance of $400,000 was raised by the community, and the acquisition occurred on December 30, 2009.
Acquiring the land allows the Three Sisters, Portuguese Bend, and the Forrestal reserves to be linked, forming a contiguous 950-acre corridor for wildlife habitat.
For more information see the Daily Breeze article of January 3, 2010.
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